Market Week Review


Market Week Review

May 21, 2018

The Markets (as of market close May 18, 2018)

Small and mid caps outperformed large caps during moderate trading last week. Both the Dow and S&P 500 closed the week down around 0.5%, while the Nasdaq fell a bit more. The small caps of the Russell 2000 posted...


Market Week Review

May 14, 2018

The Markets (as of market close May 11, 2018)

Boosted by higher oil shares and rebounding tech stocks, the benchmark indexes listed here advanced markedly for the first time in several weeks. Gains were enough to push each of the indexes into the black year-to-date,...


Market Week Review

May 7, 2018

The Markets (as of market close May 4, 2018)

Despite a closing rally last Friday, large caps closed the week down from the prior week. The tech-heavy Nasdaq and the small caps of the Russell 2000 fared better, up 1.26% and 0.60%, respectively. The jobs report...


Market Week Review

April 30, 2018

The Markets (as of market close April 27, 2018)

An avalanche of corporate earnings reports impacted the market last week. Unfortunately, there were enough lackluster corporate earnings statements to prompt investors to exercise caution, resulting in a relatively...


Market Week Review

April 23, 2018

The Markets (as of market close April 20, 2018)

Favorable first-quarter earnings reports helped push stocks higher for the second consecutive week. Led by the small caps of the Russell 2000, each of the benchmark indexes listed here posted gains by the end...


Market Week Review

April 16, 2018

The Markets (as of market close April 13, 2018)

Surging energy stocks led a market rebound last week as each of the benchmark indexes listed here posted gains. Although stocks closed higher by week’s end, volatility continued to be the benchmark during...


Market Week Review

April 9, 2018

The Markets (as of market close April 6, 2018)

In likely reaction to the potential trade war with China, stocks fell last week, stripping away the previous week’s gains. Last week, China responded to the Trump administration’s proposal to increase...


Market Week Review

April 2, 2018

The Markets (as of market close March 29, 2018)

Each of the benchmark indexes listed here posted weekly gains last week, as stocks recovered from the prior week’s steep losses. The S&P 500 and Dow posted returns exceeding 2.0%, respectively, followed...


Market Week Review

March 26, 2018

The Markets (as of market close March 23, 2018)

Volatility is the catchword when describing the market lately. Investors had better buckle up for a bumpy ride from here on, at least according to indications from the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) Volatility...


Market Week Review

March 19, 2018

The Markets (as of market close March 16, 2018)

Market volatility has been fueled by investor concerns of accelerating inflation. However, last week’s Consumer Price Index, retail sales, and Producer Price Index reports showed inflationary trends in February...